Laminate Flooring Installation
Although very similar to vinyl flooring in look and finish, laminate flooring differentiates itself by it composition. Laminate can be water resistant with a tight installation but once water gets under it, it will absorb the water, swell and buckle, in most cases and that part or the whole floor needs to be replaced to get back to a flat floor. This is attributed to the wood composite core in laminate flooring. It is always a good idea to keep a few extra pieces of laminate for repairs. Don’t get us wrong. There are great uses for laminate and it can often be found at great prices, but buyer beware. Do your research and feel free to contact us for advice.
Laminate Flooring Installation Cost
Professionally installed laminate flooring costs start at $2.50 per square foot with a minimum charge of $175 if only installing a small area such as a powder room. Extras can include subfloor repairs, removal and reinstallation of plumbing fixtures, if necessary. Laminate flooring is often touted as a easy DIY project, which is true but only a professional installation can ensure the longest lasting most durable floors. A proper assessment of your flooring by a qualified flooring installer can help in determining the best option for your needs.